Copenhagen University Hospital in Gentofte, Denmark, wanted to explore how collaborative robotscould be a cost-efficient solution automating the manual sorting of blood samples for four different pathways for further analysis. The robot application had to be placed in a space constrained area in the lab where larger, automated bulk loaders were not an option. The hospital lab wanted technicians to be able to interact with the robot and easily intervene if the handling process needed human interference. Facing a 20% increase in the amount of blood samples arriving at the lab, management also sought to uphold the lab’s target of having 90% of all blood samples analyzed within the hour without having to add additional staff.
Two UR5 Universal Robots ensure faster delivery of blood sample results.
Two UR5 robots now optimize the handling and sorting of blood samples for analysis at the Copenhagen university hospital in Gentofte. The solution enables the lab to uphold a target of delivering more than 90% of results within 1 hour despite a 20% increase in samples arriving for analysis.